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BRICS countries to strengthen cooperation on healthcare

Updated: Jul 7,2017 7:27 AM     Xinhua

TIANJIN — BRICS countries will work together in global governance of healthcare and share experience in improving health service, said a communique passed on July 6.

According to the communique adopted at the BRICS Health Ministers Meeting in Tianjin, BRICS countries — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — will share experience and jointly push forward research and development of healthcare products.

A network for tuberculosis research will be set up, while the countries will also take joint action against HIV/AIDS, and make health service more accessible by using information technology, the communique said.

The meeting also saw the release of a joint declaration on traditional medicine, which underlined traditional medicine’s role in BRICS countries as a significant resource in primary healthcare services.